Phase transitions in quark matter and behaviour of physical observables in the vicinity of the critical end point

  title={Phase transitions in quark matter and behaviour of physical observables in the vicinity of the critical end point},
  author={Pedro Costa and C. A. de Sousa and Maria C. Ruivo and Yu. L. Kalinovsky},
  journal={The European Physical Journal A},
Abstract.We study the chiral phase transition at finite T and μB within the framework of the SU(3) Nambu-Jona-Lasinio (NJL) model. The QCD critical end point (CEP) and the critical line at finite temperature and baryonic chemical potential are investigated: the study of physical quantities, such as the baryon number susceptibility near the CEP, will provide complementary information concerning the order of the phase transition. We also analyze the information provided by the study of the… 


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